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Cyclist ends up in river after mobility scooter hit-and-run

Ipswich rider ends up in the Orwell after collision with elderly lady

If you're having a bad day, then spare a though for this guy. An Ipswich cyclist suffered a cut to his back and ended up in the river after being hit by a mobility scooter in Ipswich, reports ITV Anglia.

The collision happened at 3pm today on Ranelagh Road. The driver of the scooter is described as "a woman, aged between 70 to 80-years-old, with ‘mousey’ coloured hair, driving a red scooter with thick wheels" - she failed to stop at the scene. It's not reported whether both parties were on the pavement or whether, as seems more likely, they were on the river path on the opposite side of the Orwell.

Anyone who witnessed the incident should contact PC David Wright from Ipswich on the 101 emergency number.

Dave is a founding father of, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.

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